Click Hearing News

Deaf Awareness Week 2018

This week is 2018’s Deaf Awareness Week, aiming to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness.

Action on Hearing Loss report 1 in 6 people in the UK have a hearing loss. 40% of people over 50 have a hearing loss and this rises to a prevalence of 71% in adults over 70.

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Turning down Tinnitus

We see plenty of people who have been distressed by tinnitus and all too often the advice that they’ve been given is along the lines of ‘there’s nothing that we can do about it; you just have to get used to it’. Not very helpful, and not quite true. While in many cases tinnitus can’t be cured, there are several things that can be done to help the problems caused by tinnitus.

Paula Appleton, Counselling Psychologist, describes the techniques that have had the best outcomes below.

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Struggling to hear the TV?

It’s a familiar scene across the nation, after a busy day you sit down to relax and watch a bit of TV. But oh my goodness: – actors mumble, regional or even international accents are more prevalent, background music crashes into every scene, even Newsreaders cut away to graphics making it more and more difficult to hear what’s actually being said. So you increase the volume. Only this doesn’t make things clearer, just louder to the point where other family members complain the sound is too loud or the adverts come blaring on and blast you out of your seat! Or are you left resorting to subtitles to following the action? Sound familiar?

 
So what’s going on with the sound from televisions? Why are so many people struggling to hear clearly and more importantly, what can be done about it?

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Fitting Hearing Aids: Art or Science

Hearing Aid fitting with real ear measurements

Those of us that are in the business will likely recognise this as a popular essay question from training days. For those readers that are the users of our artfully and scientifically fitted hearing aids, I thought it would be useful to give an overview of what I like to think of as being a great way to fit hearing aids. Before I do, I want to jump right in and thank Gus Mueller for the wealth of work that he’s published and posted on the subject; and then apologise for any blatant borrowings from his pearls of wisdom.
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Ear-Wax removal on the national agenda

Ear wax is wonderful, but you can have too much of a good thing.

 

Cerumen (or ‘ear wax’ to be less formal) is an antimicrobial, antiseptic, lubricating and protective marvel; but it can be a real “pain in the ears” too. It’s also one of the most common and easily treated causes of hearing loss (and even tinnitus).

Sometimes there’s nothing that you can do to stop ears getting blocked up, but there are a few things that can increase your chances of ear wax becoming troublesome. Some of them you can’t do anything about (advancing age, hearing aid use for example). Some of them you can (stop poking around inside your ears with cotton buds/hair clips/pen lids!)
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Click Hearing’s new practice opens on March 7th 2017

Another Click Hearing practice will open its doors for the first time on March 7th 2017. Situated in Dowsetts Lane, Ramsden Heath, the practice is within easy reach for customers based in Billericay, Wickford, Basildon, Chelmsford and Ingatestone and will offer the full range of services already available at the Chelmsford and Upminster practices.
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New ‘How to’ videos available from Click Hearing

Following feedback from Click Hearing customers we have been hard at work producing several ‘How to’ videos that we hope will be of use to everyone who has, or knows someone that uses, a hearing aid.
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Snugs custom-fit earphones now available at Click Hearing

Snugs custom-fit earphones are now available at Click Hearing. Snugs is a UK manufacturer of custom-fit earmoulds and earphones. These high quality, award winning earphones have been receiving regular five star reviews in the music and technology media as well as the national press and have been awarded the T3 Platinum award.
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Click Hearing to open new practice in Essex

Click Hearing will be opening a new practice in Ramsden Heath in early 2017. Situated only three miles from Billericay the new practice will be ideally situated for customers living in Wickford, Basildon, Rayleigh and Benfleet and will offer the full range of services already available at the Chelmsford and Upminster practices.
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Hearing Aid Insurance

Click Hearing has teamed up with Assetsure, who have Lloyd’s of London cover holder status, to provide specialist insurance cover for the hearing aids of our customers .

Simply request a quotation via our website for a competitive price. The policy covers your aids and all accessories such as bluetooth, remote controls and wireless devices.
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